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11.12.1998 A misguided crusade that will break up families

A misguided crusade that will break up families   Lynette Burrows defends parents' rights   IN PREPARATION for the government's imminent consultation paper on the family, the heavy brigades of the child-care services are mustering in the wings. 160 of them have banded together...

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06.11.1998 Mad bureaucracy in a dangerous world - Charterhouse Chronicle

Mad bureaucracy in a dangerous world   Charterhouse Chronicle Lynette Burrows   What a preposter­ous idea of the BBC's to stifle any mention of Peter Mandelson alleged homosexuality. Preposterous and doomed. How John Major must have longed to have allies like that in the media...

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04.09.1998 When sex is very far from safe...

When sex is very far from safe...   As government experts argue for lowering the age of consent for girls to 14, Lynette Burrows points out the flaws in their thinking   It would help everyone if we realised that there is a cultural war going on. The trouble is, only one of the...

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22.06.1998 Into the hands of paedophiles

Into the hands of paedophiles   The House of Commons is today expected to pass a change in the law governing homosexual relations. Lynette Burrows finds the measure naive   IT IS the juxtaposition of the two that should alert us to danger. Seeking to lower the age of homosexual...

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19.01.1998 The young ones betrayed by sex education

Contraception is now freely available to under-16s but where is the moral guidance to go with it?   The young ones betrayed by sex education   BY LYNETTE BURROWS   AT LONG last — somebody in Government has had a blind­ing glimpse of the obvious. On Saturday, the Minister for...

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11.12.1997 Inside the mind of a teenage runaway

Mother-of-six Lynette Burrows recalls the emotional turmoil that drove her to flee from home as a child   Inside the mind of a teenage runaway   THEY have everything before them. They have their health. They have ambi­tions. They have the excitement of experiencing everything for...

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04.04.1997 Europe: what does it mean for the family?

Europe : what does it mean for the family?   Do the laws of the European Court have the best interests of the traditional family at heart? LYNETTE BURROWS voices her concern   I HAVE TO DECLARE an interest. One of my sons is standing as a Referen­dum Party candidate in the...

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27.10.1996 Spare the job, mother, and save the child

Spare the job, mother, and save the child   The chief cause of juvenile delinquency is the working woman, says Lynette Burrows   GK CHESTERTON remarked that there was but a hair's breadth between meaning well and meaning nothing. Unfortunately, that applies to the current...

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26.04.1996 Can there be a lesser of two evils?

Can there be a lesser of two evils?   Recent figures on abortion have brought crucial questions freshly to the fore. Here two Catholic commentators give diverging arguments   Lynette Burrows argues that taking a soft line on contraception and sin crucially alters our moral...

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25.04.1996 PRICE WE ALL PAY WHEN WOMEN SHIRK PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

PRICE WE ALL PAY WHEN WOMEN SHIRK PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY   What kind of mother farms out her baby?   by LYNETTE BURROWS   IT IS an axiom of modern life that children spend ever-decreasing amounts of time in the company of their parents. Despite every report pointing up the...

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15.10.1995 On being a token 'straight' at homosexual debate

LYNETTE BURROWS on being a token 'straight' at homosexual debate   Unflattering gays   Andrew Sullivan, the British editor of the liberal American magazine New Republic, has made three modest proposals about assimilating homosexuals into mainstream society. They are that the...

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19.08.1995 Was brave Alison such a responsible mother?

Was brave Alison such a responsible mother?   By LYNETTE BURROWS   DEATH concen­trates the mind wonderfully, as Samuel Johnson observed. The untimely death of Alison Hargreaves on the slopes of the K2 mountain reminds us why women do not often get involved in such enterprises....

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16.07.1995 Youth's last chance

Youth's last chance   LYNETTE BURROWS   I WONDER if Niall Ferguson was joking when he suggested in The Daily Telegraph last week that Mi­chael Portillo should bring back National Service as a means of curbing the delin­quent activities of the young men who are responsible for...

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28.05.1995 Drug legalisation is the opium of the intelligentsia

Drug legalisation is the opium of the intelligentsia   LYNETTE BURROWS   THE CASE for legalising drugs is being made more frequently and ever more urgently. John Casey's argument, made eloquently in The Daily Tele­graph last week, is simple and almost completely convincing. It...

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16.04.1995 Who'll take over?

Who'll take over?   LYNETTE BURROWS   DOES IT matter that a large number of young women say that they do not intend to have any children? The question is posed by the projection published last week by the Office of Popula­tion Censuses and Surveys which finds that 20 per cent of...

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01.01.1995 The big booze boob

The big booze boob   LYNETTE BURROWS   IF anyone wants to know how long even the most disastrous social experi­ments can continue in the face of common sense and experi­ence, they have only to contemplate the history of Prohi­bition. Seventy-five years ago the sale and...

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18.12.1994 The liberal legacy

The liberal legacy   LYNETTE BURROWS   SOME important people want Myra Hindley released; the public do not. Indeed, many people have said they would kill her if she came out of jail. In effect, therefore, a fatwa has been pronounced on Hindley. Tut, tut; most embarrassing for the...

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23.10.1994 Making a killing

Making a killing   The hit film 'Pulp Fiction' turns extreme violence into a profitable joke, says LYNETTE BURROWS   THE FILM Pulp Fiction is one which recog­nises its limitations, and gives itself an accurate title. To most people it is fairly obvious that an enor­mous...

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16.10.1994 The truth that dare not whisper its name

The truth that dare not whisper its name   LYNETTE BURROWS on why the idea that IQ is hereditary is causing anguish among multiculturalists   THE furore over the publication in Amer­ica last week of the book The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Struc­ture in American Life...

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28.08.1994 Making a mugger’s day

Making a mugger’s day   LYNETTE BURROWS   New York   Everybody said it would happen if I went to New York. You'll get mugged, they said, and I did. Three days into my maiden visit I was strolling home with my brother at nine o'clock on a beautiful eve­ning. The streets were...

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14.08.1994 Eat your nice slices

Eat your nice slices   LYNETTE BURROWS   FASCISTS, in a strictly political sense, have always been thin on the ground in this country, but the emotional sort — those who want to force others to live according to their beliefs — are everywhere.   Consider Mrs Bottomley and the...

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07.08.1994 Guns that deter

Guns that deter   LYNETTE BURROWS   ONCE again we have seen armed police out in force in pursuit of a criminal who, in this case, shot himself dead. It is a sight that is becoming ever more familiar, and the irony is that the liberal philosophy that denied society the sanc­tion...

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19.06.1994 Yes, we can bring back smacking

Yes, we can bring back smacking   Modish theories about kindness to children are invariably cruel and harmful, says LYNETTE BURROWS   IT is a perfect fable for today. A young tearaway terrorises an elderly couple, and a police­man, called to assist them, cuffs him. The couple...

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02.01.1994 A licence to deprave

A licence to deprave   Lowering the age of homosexual consent should be resisted, argues LYNETTE BURROWS   THE House of Commons is to have a free vote on whether to lower the age of consent for homo­sexuals from 21 to 18, or 16. Edwina Currie, who is putting the case for reform...

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15.08.1993 A pornucopia of feminist banality

A pornucopia of feminist banality   SECOND SIGHT - SHERE HITE   Behind the smut lies silliness, says LYNETTE BURROWS   THE American sexol­ogist Shere Hite has written a novel that the Times describes as a "bodice-fastener" — because it has no sex in it. This should not...

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08.08.1993 Disease of ‘the Social’

Disease of ‘the Social’   LYNETTE BURROWS   SURELY the most impor­tant point to emerge from the case of the young mother who left her child unattended all day in order to go out to work is that she did not consider going to the social services department for help. It is as though...

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01.08.1993 Through foreign eyes

Through foreign eyes   LYNETTE BURROWS   CAMBRIDGE is full of foreign visitors at pre­sent, and I am teach­ing a clutch of them in a sum­mer school. Very enjoyable it is too, and it strikes me again this year how alive and well are national stereo­types. It is part of our...

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19.05.1991 Pity the little children who do not labour

Pity the little children who do not labour   Lynette Burrows argues that girls and boys should go out to work   A REPORT published last week by the Low Pay Unit, an independent research organi­sation, entitled The Hidden Army, revealed that 43 per cent of children aged between...

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28.04.1991 Who needs Shakespeare?

Who needs Shakespeare?   Lynette Burrows suggests that the Prince was too much the patrician last week   THERE is something about Prince Charles's speech concerning the lack of Shakespeare in the curricu­lum of some schools that strikes a chord. It is faintly reminiscent of that...

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10.03.1991 The abuse of social work

The abuse of social work   Dawn raids to seize children continue. Lynette Burrows asks who is doing the real damage   THE LATEST affair involving social workers — the dawn raids, with the police in tow, on hitherto respectable families in order to seize their children and carry...

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13.01.1991 Women are more equal

Women are more equal   Lynette Burrows deplores the discrimination suggested by one of last week's court cases   A  CASE has just ended in the Central Criminal Court which had the distinction of highlight­ing a significant aspect of our present culture without ever referring to...

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06.01.1991 Barminess about bonking

Barminess about bonking   Lynette Burrows wonders why progressives are suddenly so shocked by under-age sex   A REVIEW published recently by the Family Policy Studies Centre tells us that 50 per cent of all girls have had sexual intercourse before they reach 16. One must assume...

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30.12.1990 No smacking - another fad that threatens families

No smacking - another fad that threatens families   AS IT IS   by LYNETTE BURROWS   Heigh-ho! this week has been designated National No-Smacking Week by one of those ineffably self-important, ludi­crous groups composed of media child-care experts who think they know what is...

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23.12.1990 The cult of violence in the home

The cult of violence in the home by Lynette Burrows   BY THE TIME he is 12 the average child will have seen 10,000 simulated deaths on television, many of them during the season of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. It's all part of Christmas fun, of course, along with...

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18.11.1990 The way to beat the school bullies

The way to beat the school bullies   Lynette Burrows says the rod can prevent childhood violence   THE RECENT demonstration of French children protesting about poor teaching and intimidation in school should give our educationists pause for thought since the two issues are...

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11.11.1990 Do not violate marriage

Do not violate marriage   MANY people must have felt uneasy at the Law Commission's proposal last week that a new offence of marital rape be put on the statute book. The last time it was considered by the Criminal Law Revision Committee, in 1984, they were divided on the issue and...

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04.11.1990 Treating sex as child's play

Treating sex as child's play   HOW WOULD you feel if a person who was not a doctor or a respon­sible relative asked your son how big his penis was or your daughter whether she had started her periods? Most parents would be instantly suspi­cious of the motive for such questions, and...

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